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MSK Ultrasound Gaining Traction In A Nation Where Musculoskeletal Injuries Are Prevalent

An obvious trend in U.S healthcare is that most musculoskeletal injuries go undiscovered. Consequently, MSK injuries are often not treated adequately, or they remain untreated until symptoms worsen.

Often, the patient suffers from extreme and irreversible pain. 

MSK ultrasound has been around since the early 70s. It has been found that the method is as effective as MRI in diagnosing the disease.

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Musculoskeletal ultrasound is gaining popularity as a non-invasive and secure method of examining the bones, muscles, tendons, and ligaments of the musculoskeletal system.

MSK ultrasonography is particularly useful in the identification of rheumatoid arthritis and other chronic illnesses, as well as orthopedic and sports injuries.

In some cases movement may occasionally cause pain or harm, which is impossible to see in a still photograph.

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In the United States, musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are a frequent and expensive health concern for individuals and businesses.

Musculoskeletal radiologists also employ MSK ultrasonography because it provides real-time vision of the joints and soft tissue to direct injections and treatments. 

There are no known hazards or adverse effects associated with ultrasound because it doesn’t employ ionizing radiation, special dyes, or anesthesia.

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